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Military advocate general: IDF must thoroughly investigate Abu Akleh’s death

Brig. Gen. Yifat Tomer-Yerushalmi, who was named the Israel Defense Forces' next military advocate general and second female major general on July 15, 2021. (Israel Defense Forces)
Brig. Gen. Yifat Tomer-Yerushalmi, who was named the Israel Defense Forces' next military advocate general and second female major general on July 15, 2021. (Israel Defense Forces)

IDF Advocate General Brig.-Gen. Yifat Tomer-Yerushalmi says that the military must fully and thoroughly investigate the shooting death earlier this month of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

Speaking at a conference in Eilat, Tomer-Yerushalmi says that without access to the bullet that killed her — which the Palestinian Authority has refused to hand over — it is impossible to fully determine the circumstances of her death.

Nevertheless, she says, the “fog of war” does not “relieve us of the duty to strive for the truth and to act to clarify any doubt.”

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